For the first three years of study, students will select one of the available pathways (Anatomy and Human Biology, Biochemistry, Bioveterinary Science, Genetics, Microbiology, Pharmacology, Human Physiology, Tropical Disease Biology, Zoology, Biological and Medical Sciences or Biological Sciences) and will study a mix of theory and practical modules appropriate to the BSc Honours programmes for these areas. Students in three year programmes can transfer onto C900 for a fourth year, subject to performance.
During the fourth (master’s) year, students will take advanced modules to further enhance their research and personal skills and will join a research team to undertake a significant research project. Students will also have the opportunity to apply for a research internship in the UK or overseas, or to apply to spend time working in industry or in other enterprises in the final year.
The Biological Sciences (Hons) course from University of Liverpool consists of four years of study. For the first three years, students will follow a pathway that constitutes one of our current three-year BSc Honours degree programmes.
As a Life Sciences graduate from the University of Liverpool, you will have an excellent set of career options ahead of you. For those committed to a career as a professional scientist, higher degrees (MBiolSci, MSc, MRes, MPhil or PhD) at the University of Liverpool or elsewhere provide a flexible set of options for further study.
In the public sector, Life Sciences graduates are in demand in research institutes, government departments, the National Health Service, forensic science and the Environment Agency. Commercial sectors that actively recruit graduates from the Life Sciences include the pharmaceutical, food, biotechnology, water and agriculture industries.
There is also an increasing demand for life scientists to contribute to the public understanding of science as journalists and information/liaison officers, in view of the ethical and environmental issues that arise, for example, by developments in molecular biology and biotechnology.
A number of routes are available for graduates to enter the teaching profession one of which is taking a postgraduate qualification (PGCE). There are significant financial inducements provided to meet the current demand for science teachers. In addition to all of the opportunities for graduates in general, including careers outside of biology (such as management, accountancy and human resources), where the skills you have obtained in our degree programmes will be of considerable benefit. Our degree programmes are also popular routes to postgraduate Medicine, Dentistry or Veterinary Science.
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- Research Project
- Advanced Statistics for Biological Research
- Research Methods and Applications in Biological Sciences
- Informatics for Life Sciences
- Post-genomic Bioinformatics
- Evolution and Behaviour
- Advanced Topics in Cell Signaling
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- 48 months
Start dates & application deadlines
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DisciplinesBiology Natural Sciences Biochemistry View 668 other Bachelors in Biochemistry in United Kingdom
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We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- A level requirements: AAB (this is the typical entry requirement) for this course.
- BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma: D*DD in Applied Science with a selection of preferred units in Biology and Chemistry, to include Distinction in Units 1 and 5 (Principles and Applications of Science I and II).
- BTEC Applied Science unit requirements: Download our BTEC Applied Science unit requirements for School of Life Sciences document for more information.
- International Baccalaureate: 34 points, including 6 in Higher Level Biology, and 5 in another Higher Level Subject
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International22400 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 22400 GBP per year during 48 months.
National9250 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 9250 GBP per year during 48 months.
Living costs for Liverpool
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.